New articles on the TOL website

Politics: Summer Break to Revitalize Czech Protests
Czech protests have wound down for the summer, but organizers say the break — far from being a chance for the movement to lose momentum — will re-energize the protestors, leaving them fresh to take advantage of new ammunition expected in November.
29 July 2019

News: Around the Bloc – 29 JulyIn the news: arrests follow Moscow rally; Hungarian military youth camps; Yuval Noah Harari in Russia; a murder in Romania; and a Tajik-Kyrgyz border meeting.
29 July 2019

People: Turkmen Leader’s Death-Defying Feat
The flurry of rumours about the president’s demise speaks volumes about the state of the body public in the isolated country.
26 July 2019 

News: Around the Bloc – 26 July
Today’s regional roundup: anti-gay stickers in Poland; music in Latvia; sea hostilities between Russia and Ukraine; Romanian shepherd shortage; and Mittal in Bosnia.
26 July 2019 

People: Central Europe Sizes Up Von Der Leyen
Will the new European Commission head cut eastern members some slack, or leave them dangling? 
25 July 2019

News: Around the Bloc – 25 July The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: Moscow opposition protests; Kazakh internet surveillance; a Russian boxer dies; Srebrenica and the Dutch; and a road in Karabakh.
25 July 2019

Column: Attributes of Identity
North Macedonia insists on an adjective without an adjective.
24 July 2019 

News: Around the Bloc – 24 July
The important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: Cut-price Baltic booze; Romanian PM to seek presidency; Central Asian water woes; a Daghestani journalist; and violence against women in Russia.
24 July 2019 

Society: Adding New Animations to an Old Craft
Despite its popularity among tourists as a kitschy souvenir, the traditional Czech-made marionette is now being transformed by new technologies and expanding its influence into other cultures and sciences.
23 July 2019 

News: Around the Bloc – 23 JulyThe important, interesting, or just downright quirky news from TOL’s coverage region. Today: LGBT minorities; old Kazakh cars; Serbian hooligans; bamboo straws in Armenia; and nature under threat in Siberia.
23 July 2019 


Turkmenistan Opens Transport Sector to Private Investors 
As ever, the president paints the move in glowing terms, glossing over the dire state of state finances.
31 January 2019

Berating Babis
Largest demonstrations in Prague since the Velvet Revolution seek to remove prime minister, but that’s not likely to happen – for now. A photo essay.
24 June 2019

My Story, Your Story, History
Asking historians to reconcile competing historical traditions sounds like a sensible idea, but was this a poisoned chalice for Bulgarian and North Macedonian historians?
25 June 2019

Velvet Memories Slipping Through Our Fingers?
As the 30th anniversary of 1989’s anti-communist revolution approaches later this year, many young Czechs will likely wonder what all the commotion is about.
12 February 2019